Thursday, 31 August 2017

A perfect pairing of sound & vision part 7. Dazed And Confused.

It's cool seeing the exact moment when someone goes from an unknown actor to a star.

The clip below is a great example of it.

Richard Linklater's 1993 masterpiece is Dazed and Confused. The story of a group of teenagers on their last day in school in Austin, Texas in 1976.

The plot is slight, just teens and a few people still holding onto their youth out partying.

The scene below is a group of friends led by Matthew McConaughey walking into a pool hall to the sound of Bob Dylan's Hurricane and it's just great.



It's so evocative of all our teenage years. The hair, clothes and music changes but that feeling of freedom and fun never does and is perfectly captured here.

Deadly. And the film that introduced 16 year old me to Dylan. I'll be eternally grateful for that.

Previous parts

Boogie Nights
Raging Bull
Almost Famous
Once Upon A Time In The West
Goodfellas
Last Of The Mohicans

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